Everything should be cheaper. Imagine a society where technological breakthroughs are being made weekly. In this perfect world, old technologies are being replaced with newer, cheaper, renewable alternatives, that provide a win/win situation in regards to their purchase and use. One recent trend in lighting is doing just that.
LED light bulbs are replacing traditional forms of lighting at an increasing rate worldwide. This may be surprising when a traditional 60-watt light bulb averages $1.75 per bulb while an equivalent LED bulb could cost $15 – 20 or more. However, businesses and homeowners are finding that the long-term benefits of LED far outweigh the initial cost.
LED is new technology where the average lifespan of an individual bulb can range from 10 to 20 years. Compare that to the average lifespan of a year for an incandescent bulb. With fewer bulbs to replace, you can easily see how LED bulbs will save you in the long run. LEDs can withstand extreme hot or cold temperatures making them an ideal choice for industrial or outdoor applications. Additionally, they can handle more on/off cycles than traditional fluorescent or incandescent lighting which means LED pairs well with motion sensors or remote lighting control systems.
Residential LED lighting has been rated by the US Department of Energy to use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. That’s 2-10 watts per bulb. Less energy used means less energy purchased. This means your utility bills will drop the moment you flip the switch.
Smaller carbon footprint
LED lighting is much friendlier to the environment than any lighting product on the market today. When you use less energy it means less energy needs to be produced, reducing the burden on our power plants. LED lighting is also made of non-toxic materials, so when they do wear out and ultimately end up in a landfill, there are no dangerous materials such as mercury that can contaminate the environment. Fewer bulbs to replace also means less overall waste.
Do more with LED
Gone are the days of frosted bulbs to produce a desired color. Light emitting diodes have a wide range of color, that can be blended to produce a desired result. This is perfect for interactive signage, or as a decorative element for your garden. LED bulbs can be as small as 2 millimeters making them ideal for fitting into hard to reach or compact areas.
Sometimes, all it takes is reinventing the lightbulb. Don’t be put off by the initial investment cost of an LED lighting retrofit. If you are aiming for lower electricity bills and fewer replacement bulbs to purchase, LED is the answer. If you simply want to reduce your carbon footprint, LED can give you that peace of mind.
Call Lighting Solutions today and we can demonstrate the benefits of LED as a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, simple solution.